LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Adrian Martinez pulled off an incredible feat in his first season at Nebraska, something few who came before him had done at a place where football is a year-round...
Huskers’ 4-8 season under Scott Frost offers hope for 2019
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The growing pains Nebraska went through in its first year under Scott Frost were apparent. There was the program-worst 0-6 start, the seven games in which the defense allowed more than 450 yards and the eight in which it gave up at least 31 points, and there were special-teams breakdowns week after week.
Ex-Hawkeye Erik Chinander’s heart belongs to Cornhuskers now
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Erik Chinander was a Hawkeye through and through as a kid and then as a walk-on offensive lineman who earned two bachelor's degrees from Iowa.
He is the Nebraska defensive coordinator now, and as much as his eastern Iowa roots mean to him, he says he has no conflicted feelings heading into the Cornhuskers' final game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Friday.
Short-handed Terps are Buckeyes’ last obstacle before ‘Game’
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
Huskers prep for Ohio St. in 45-9 win over Bethune-Cookman
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska got what it wanted out of its game against Bethune-Cookman. The Cornhuskers won, nobody got hurt, and a lot of guys got to play.
Adrian Martinez passed for 213 yards and two touchdowns and Devine Ozigbo ran for 110 and another score — all in the first half — and Nebraska prepped for next week's road game against Ohio State with a 45-9 win Saturday.
Lowly Huskers believe they have winner in QB Martinez
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four starts into his career, Nebraska's Adrian Martinez already is showing signs of blossoming into the next standout quarterback coached by Scott Frost.
Frost has mentored some of the nation's best: 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and 2015 pass efficiency leader Vernon Adams as Oregon's offensive coordinator, and McKenzie Milton as head coach of the Central Florida team that went from winless to unbeaten in two years.
Upbeat Huskers confident they’re on cusp of first victory
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — There's no tangible evidence to back them up, but first-year coach Scott Frost and his players sense a breakthrough is coming for a winless Nebraska team approaching the midway point of the season.
Mind you, this comes from a team with one of the worst defenses in the nation, the team that averages the most penalties and one that just lost by 17 points at Wisconsin.
Quarterback biggest question for Nebraska entering Troy game
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The circumstances for Nebraska are far from ideal as it eyes its first road game under new coach Scott Frost next week at Michigan.
The Cornhuskers went late into this week not knowing the status of true freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez, making their Saturday game against Troy a little trickier.
Martinez day-to-day; Frost says play might have been dirty
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez is day-to-day with a right knee injury and it might be close to game time Saturday until it is known if he can play against Troy.
Martinez was hurt on a short run with about 4 minutes left in the 33-28 loss to Colorado. Coach Scott Frost wouldn't disclose details about the injury Monday other than saying Martinez didn't sustain ligament damage.
Frost: Outlook ‘semi-encouraging’ for hurt Neb QB Martinez
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Scott Frost said the outlook for injured quarterback Adrian Martinez is "semi-encouraging."
Martinez appeared to hurt his leg at the end of a short run late in the fourth quarter of the Cornhuskers' 33-28 loss to Colorado on Saturday. He had to be helped off the field.
Frost typically doesn't disclose injury information. He said he would know more after talking with doctors.
Youth serving: 3 true freshmen win Big Ten starting QB jobs
In an earlier time, a true freshman starting quarterback wasn't necessarily unthinkable. It certainly was an outlier.
Not so much anymore, not in this age of what Rutgers offensive coordinator John McNulty calls the "bred quarterback," those players who immerse themselves in football year-round, get individual coaching from quarterback gurus and arrive on campus ready and expecting to play right away.
‘Messy’: QB transfers the new normal in college football
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The day after Adrian Martinez was pronounced the winner of Nebraska's quarterback competition, the runner-up left school.
At Clemson, the arrival of celebrated freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence sent three other quarterbacks — one a former five-star recruit who signed just last year — looking for new teams.
Frost says QB Tristan Gebbia granted release from Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Scott Frost says quarterback Tristan Gebbia has been granted a release, freeing him to transfer to another school.
Frost made the announcement Tuesday, four days before the Cornhuskers' opener against Akron.
True freshman Adrian Martinez was named the starting quarterback over the weekend. Gebbia on Monday dropped his classes and did not attend practice.
Martinez is Huskers’ starter, man he beat out leaves school
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two days after clarity came to Nebraska's quarterback situation, things got complicated again.
True freshman Adrian Martinez will be the starter when the Cornhuskers begin the Scott Frost era against Akron on Saturday night. However, Tristan Gebbia, the man he beat out, didn't practice Monday morning and the university registrar said in the afternoon he no longer was enrolled.
True freshman Adrian Martinez named Nebraska’s starting QB
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — True freshman Adrian Martinez has been named Nebraska's starting quarterback for the opener against Akron on Saturday.
Martinez was No. 1 on the Cornhuskers' depth chart released Sunday.
Martinez beat out redshirt freshman Tristan Gebbia in a close competition. He will be the first true freshman in program history to start an opener at quarterback.
Nebraska quarterback Patrick O'Brien has asked for his release and plans to transfer. The school confirmed yesterday that O'Brien's request will be granted. Former coach Mike Riley recruited O'Brien to play in a pro-style offense. New coach Scott Frost has brought his spread-option offense with him from Central Florida. Frost said on Tuesday he and his staff were beginning to give more practice snaps to the quarterbacks who were separating themselves in the competition. O'Brien's departure leaves the Huskers with just two scholarship quarterbacks in redshirt freshman Tristan Gebbia and freshman Adrian Martinez. They also have walk-on Andrew Bunch. Noah Vedral is practicing but won't play this fall per transfer rules. O'Brien appeared in three games as Tanner Lee's backup last season.
Carriker Chronicles: An early primer on each candidate in Nebraska’s quarterback battle
All year round, former Husker and NFL veteran Adam Carriker is taking the pulse of Husker Nation. In the "Carriker Chronicles" video series, he breaks down the latest NU news, upcoming opponents, player updates and recruiting information, and he offers his insight into the X's and O's and more.
In Friday's episode, Carriker breaks down Patrick O'Brien, Tristan Gebbia and Adrian Martinez as they prepare to compete in the Huskers' quarterback battle.
- Columbus TelegramMedia Days primer: What to watch for from the Huskers in ChicagoJuly 18, 2019
- Columbus TelegramMartinez among three set to represent Huskers at Big Ten media daysJuly 9, 2019
- Columbus TelegramSteven M. Sipple: After 'weird, unsettling' 2018, Vedral impresses Verduzco with strong springApril 28, 2019
- Columbus TelegramSteven M. Sipple: Verduzco has excellent overall QB situation; better than, say, Ohio State'sApril 23, 2019
- Columbus TelegramWith Vedral's improvement, McCaffrey's potential, Huskers show they have viable options behind MartinezApril 15, 2019
Martinez grateful to be back in action as he prepares for Under Armour All-America Game
When Adrian Martinez thinks back to his official recruiting visit to Nebraska's campus nearly a month ago, certain aspects stand out.
For instance, Martinez said, he was blown away by his initial meeting with new Husker quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco.
Nebraska QB Tanner Lee skipping senior year for NFL draft
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee will skip his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.
The move was not unexpected in the wake of coach Mike Riley's firing and Scott Frost's hiring.
"After weeks of prayer and consideration with my family, I've decided to enter the NFL Draft and pursue an opportunity that I feel is the best for myself and my family at this time," Lee said in a Twitter post on Thursday.